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this is news live from berlin ten more people are killed in protests in iran bringing the total number of dead to twelve as the demonstrations escalate iranian state television says some protesters have tried to seize police stations and military bases but have been repelled by security forces also coming up. north korea's leader kim jong un tells the united states that the nuclear launch button is on his desk but to south korea he offers an all of branch.
and what is it about new year's day that makes people want to jump into really cold water we'll take a look at that and some of the other things people get up to around the world on the first of january. it's been a long time coming but today america is most populous state california legalized cannabis for recreational use will this be a new high or a new low opinions could not be more divided. than it's good to have you with us iran has seen its worst night of violence since protests erupted last thursday iranian state television says ten people were killed overnight that brings the total death toll to twelve hundreds of people have been
arrested and it's the biggest show of dissent since anti-government protests in two thousand and nine iranian authorities are calling for calm they're also warning of a crackdown. protesters have been on the streets in various parts of the country since thursday they first protested about the country's dire economic situation but are also now complaining about human rights abuses on at least a dozen have died and there's extensive damage on monday iranian state t.v. showed president hassan rouhani meeting with members of parliament to discuss the situation rowhani claim that protests are happening because iran's enemies are angry due to the country's accomplishments and are therefore provoking protesters state t.v. provided interviews with iranians who don't agree with the demonstrations because on one of my fic these protests should carry the message of unity for ourselves the protests should be held peacefully not violently as advice our well being and safety don't reach it is that there are so many people who intend to exploit the
situation and take advantage of the violence they destroy our society by their deeds and i'm going to win a fight over. a pro-government rally took place in the northern city of rushed where protesters voiced their support for the government they've asked for a peaceful solution to the country's problems. so far though anti-government protests continue iranian state television has shown scenes of vandalism allegedly connected to some of the anti-government demonstrators and shows damage done to a.t.m.'s buildings and other property state t.v. has claimed that some protesters also tried to take over police stations and military bases analysts say one problem with the anti-government demonstrations is that there is no clear leader who can enter into dialogue with the government the question is now whether the government might consider using force to bring back calm to the streets. but for more we're joined by a.f.p. correspondent eric randolph intent on eric nice to have you with us as we've
mentioned there have been deaths in the latest protests is this a sign of the government is beginning to crackdown on demonstrators. well there's a very out there tonight fresh protests out broken out and tear up downtown with fight restricted and. very happy of these present style so while the government is trying to tell you to read it the soft approach to this is not to directly confront protesters but there are certain more arrests but the fact that we're getting reports of deaths and some small child's suggests that there is something of a crowd out yes ok and president rouhani says that foreign enemies have been provoking these protests what does he mean. by that stuff and it becomes a law i probably go although there are legitimate economic reasons driving these protests being exploited by foreign opposition groups by iran's enemies in the
united states particularly to destabilize the regime and it's going to be the government uses in order to justify the commas in the coming days. there are signs the presses u.s. president is going to be sued you said listen richard so there is some some claim. ok and we mentioned that these are the largest protests since two thousand and nine those protests had a clear leadership and demands potentially but this time it's different where could these protests go from here. yes the big question in two thousand there was against . the election of the legend of the wrecked so the loss of the action when the two leaders of the protest are right around that that isn't that clear leadership structure or not these protests came out of a very broad range of the economic grievances and they spread very rapidly some of it so there is an overused way in which these protests can move forward to the next
stage if there is one another one is also obviously waiting for the revolutionary guards awaiting the winds to crack should these things get out as they did quite ruthless to two thousand. eric randolph in tehran thank you. north korean leader kim jong un says his country's nuclear program is now fully developed and that pyongyang will soon begin mass producing nuclear warheads and missiles the comments came in his annual new year's address but kim struck a more conciliatory tone toward seoul saying he was open to talks on sending a delegation to this year's winter olympics in south korea. laois to north korea's past leaders kim il sung and kim jong il a gesture of reverence repeated on every holiday in the capital pyongyang those who turn out can also pay homage to their current president kim joe moon during his new
year's address. his speech included a range of threats against the u.s. but also unexpectedly an offer of dialogue with neighboring south korea. you will the winter olympics to be held in south korea will be a good occasion for the country and we sincerely hope the day will be a success is we're prepared to take various steps including sending a delegation officials from the two koreas may meet to discuss the possibility. kim said that now was a good time to demonstrate the status of the korean people in seoul the government responded positively. south korea's presidential office has always stated our willingness to talk with north korea anytime and anywhere if that would help restore into korean relations and lead to peace on the korean peninsula. but that is still a distant goal north korea's leader peppered his speech with threats against the
u.s. state t.v. superimposed pictures over parts of his speech kim said the united states will never be able to start war against me or al country but. the entire u.s. sees within range of our nuclear weapons and a nuclear botton is always on my days. north korea's ballistic missile tests have been a source of concern for the u.s. and the rest of the international community about the prospects of north korea joining in the upcoming winter olympics does offer some hope for people on both sides of the korean peninsula. let's go now to aden foster carter he's an honorary senior research fellow in modern korea at leeds university he joins us now from exit or aden happy new year to you but the question now is it a new kim jong un in his speech sounded like a stick for dollar trump but
a carrot for south korea what he make of these statements. yes indeed i'm kind of wondering what took him several all needless to say this is not to know an outbreak of peace for its own sake cora a change of heart by kim jong un and he made very clear as you pointed out that the so the u.s. it still very it is very much the stick but of course it's very helpful to north korea to divide to try to divide the u.s. for its south korea ally his late father kim jong il was very good at that during the sunshine era when south korea wanted to make nice for the north sadly on condition issue a bracketing off the nuclear issue which began the mitchell at the end of that period obviously but washington even under different props will reasonable governments will but it will governments weren't too happy about that so i'm kind of wondering why for the last six months from south korea has again had
a left of center government that is very keen to revive the sunshine policy kim jong un has has ignored them until now complete complete change of tone from him very inching to see what happens next a complete change from him towards his neighbor but it seems that twenty seventeen and the way that he's been speaking about donald trump has not changed are there any indications that this could change in twenty eight team. well i'm even the little optimistic on that score which maybe just because i'm a hopeless of a liberal that's come out right at the ferry in fact he said not for the fest time in this new us address that they had the great triumph the north korea of the last year just finished was that the state nuclear force was completed if he means that it could mean one hopes it means that there won't be such a great volume of tests be they nuclear over the state missile history so in twenty seventeen in which to such a crisis and in that sense i mean it puts the ball in a sense very much in america's court as to what to do but it's just possible that
inside the tensions i think may ease a little in the new year or maybe i'm just too full of the christmas spirit to have him also made some reference to domestic matters like the economy briefly if you can how is this country coping with the international sanctions that were further tightened in december. you would think on the surface it was coping quite well you're quite right to point out that was the actually the day we've picked out media comment of course is picked out the stuff about south korea about america but there was a lot of boilerplate about the economy and you know i'm actually coming up to fifty years as a north korea around the list which is that of a triumphal sort of stock you know could have had a another life but the time he uses about self-reliant development and that's a quality stiegel i mean could be his father could have been his grandfather north korea's economy will never thrive this way but that said i mean he's managing produce missiles which was up so somehow he's surviving sanctions aiden foster
carter thank you very much thank you and now to some of the other stories making news around the world eight people have died after a three boat capsized off in the just part of borneo island fifty one people were on board the vessel when it overturned and sank points are investigating the cause of the accident which was not immediately clear. israeli authorities have filed assault charges against of palestinian teenager who was arrested after a video of her attacking an israeli soldier went viral sixteen year old i had to mimi has been in custody since the incident in mid december her mother and cousin also face charges. they're watching the news still to come. but it is serious and i think with spanish you're going to know a lot of people a lot of different demographics in the long run. today california legalized
recreational cannabis will it be a new high or a new low in efforts to end drug abuse. a new year a new way of life for those living in the gulf then but not necessarily for the better yes the gulf is long prided itself on its tax free cradle to grave welfare system but it can't afford it anymore low oil prices have bloomed budget deficits in twenty eighteen should in the regions first value added tax in the u.a.e. and in saudi arabia a big change for two super rich countries where the mole is king but the saudis are creating even more new each year for motorists with an unannounced rise in petrol prices. one last fill up before gas prices go up now even saudi drivers are concerned about prices gasoline is rising in cost from twenty cents a liter to forty five cents most drivers aren't happy. with
the increase will affect people whose lives depend on using a car most of the time i work in a medical equipment company and on a normal day i drive between three hundred and four hundred kilometers so it'll affect me strongly people's point of view it's not you can see them the person ok people ignored we do accept the news but you're just too cheap cheaper than the other going too. low or oil prices mean saudi arabia is scrambling for more income the price of a barrel stabilized last year around sixty dollars yet the international monetary fund calculates that saudi arabia needs an oil price of at least seventy dollars a barrel to balance its budget. higher prices for fuel are a clear sign that the government is. serious another sign the government also has introduced a sales tax for the first time in the history of the country a five percent value added tax is now charge for food and drink textiles and in the real estate and hospitality sectors. saudis have grown used to not paying taxes for
anything though including income tax so the authorities are implementing them gradually to ease the pain from the. british businessman richard cousins has died in a sea plane crash in australia along with four members of his family cousins was the c.e.o. of britain's compass group the world's largest food service company as the plane plunged into the hole three riven a sydney during a sightseeing flight police said it would be days before the break and has recovered cousins was highly respected in the london financial community as a turnaround expert and exceptional chief executive he took over compass in two thousand and six and help the company recover from a corruption scandal compass as shares rose almost seven hundred percent during his tenure. falling oil prices political unrest and corruption have decimated venice way there's a commie there a chronic shortages of food and medicine inflation is set to hit two thousand three
hundred percent this year the president's throwing a bone to the working poor by hiking the minimum wage. possible president nicolas maduro made the announcement on new year's eve on the issue is i'm announcing an increase of forty percent of the national minimum wage and of all salary scales nationwide of teachers military police doctors public workers a lot of police. that still only brings the full time minimum wage to just under eight hundred thousand baht of r.'s a month or the princely sum of seven dollars on the black market that would only pay for about two kilos of pork a venezuelan stable when it's available the wage hike comes after the government failed to deliver on a promise of lowering port prices for traditional christmas meals. more durable blamed portugal for failing to deliver pork imports. last week hundreds of people
took to the streets in the poorer parts of the capital caracas to protest the food shortage millions of venezuelans are unable to afford three meals a day. i don't think yet the name where hungry now the people are hungry there is a famine the government says the local food supply committee should hand out food every fifteen days but it doesn't arrive you say you know you know what you don't want the meat. economists say the wage increase will only fuel the rampant hyperinflation opposition politician same with duros refusal to overhaul venezuela's failed socialist economic model and stop excessive money printing will create more misery in the year ahead. of time to get away from it all and a popular way for many europeans to spend their holidays no not topping up a tad in far flung corners of the world the fun north of the continent is attracting more tourists than ever and it's mostly thanks to its spectacular natural phenomena. this is the spectacular result of electrically charged particles
colliding with atoms in the upper atmosphere the northern lights visible only in the nighttime skies above the arctic circle this couple from germany spared no expense to come here to the extreme north of norway from us more adventure here and it's something special when we told our friends and family that we go to try. for four week and they were they become very jealous with the sun barely climbing above the horizon in the deep midwinter days are largely closed to darkness so the norwegians of come up with some rather special attractions for tourists the hotel brought out a voice for example king crab safaris on close encounters with killer whales in recent years no one has tourism sector has gone from also run to leading light was on its winter season we have the highest growth percentage wise
in only twenty eight percent and this makes me very happy and visitors to this secluded but increasingly popular corner of the world are also getting a buzz especially from those awesome night skies. california has become the largest u.s. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana customers lined up to be the first to take advantage of the change in the law which allows adults twenty one and older to buy possess and grow the drug until now it had only been available for medical purposes voters approved the change in a referendum in two thousand and sixteen the broad legalization of cannabis is predicted to generate around a billion dollars in tax revenue. to discuss this step in california joe schrank joins me from los angeles he's the founder and director of high sobriety a rehab clinic that helps heroin addicts overcome their habits by using cannabis mr
schank it's good to see you how do you feel about this development considering the work that you do and the current opioid crisis in the united states well you know this is actually helped with cannabis available all the research is clear of this there's twenty five percent of your overdose deaths in states that have this whole can of this is don't there's no sense in criminalizing drug use we're more than supportive of the recreational decriminalization and legalization of candidates and we're actually going to the revenue the tax revenue will help people who have addiction it's ok in terms of pot being potentially helpful can you explain harm reduction to us a little bit. sure are made auction look hammered auction is all around us right whether it's a bike helmet whether it's a seat belt or an airbag in a car condom we're constantly looking to reduce harm in our lives there is no lethal dose of cannabis unlike alcohol which kills eighty eight thousand americans
a year there are no americans who die as a result of their use of cannabis so are our hope and part of our mission and high sobriety is for people to use a savior for intoxication rather than just shooting mace just say no there's no drug use at all it just isn't realistic and so the reason that we advocate the use of cannabis is because of the lack of harm the truth is most people are safe using it if they are fully formed dulcimer in a controlled environment there's very little that can go wrong with the use of cannabis that's not true of any other form of intoxication whether it's alcohol that it's drugs cocaine anything else so we're looking to limit the regis harm other drugs but not offering people an alternative it's wrong it's not realistic and it doesn't work ok and california is now not the first state in the us to enact this kind of legislation do you see
a trend happening here. salut lee i mean states are falling like dominoes because the predicted drug anarky is not true colorado has reaped huge benefits they were the first state to legalize recreational use of cannabis california is now the largest market move world for illegal cannabis use in america in the land of the free it's government overreach government to say you can't use this mode of intoxication we will sanction the use of alcohol which is deadly and lethal but not cannabis so it doesn't make logical sense in any way and other states will absolutely follow suit when you see the benefits that california another says you know washington colorado. oregon none of them have had the negative outcomes that people predicted they've all had a very positive outcomes joe schrank founder and director of high sobriety thank you for your insights. that you very much happy new year. it's been
a good start to twenty thousand for german tennis fans after angele khabar and alexander vera have secured a two one win for germany over belgium and the hopman cup the duo won their mixed doubles match against at least mark ten and david gulf to secure the victory that came after care also be tense in the singles next up germany faces canada on wednesday. the first tennis grand slam of the season is coming up soon with the australian open starting in just two weeks and of superstar a new mother serino williams decides to take part the spotlight will surely be on the former world number one she has returned to the game just four months after giving birth. along with her twenty three grand slam titles serina billions can also add motherhood to her accomplishments millions gave birth to daughter back in september and has shared her experiences on social media.
but the urge to play saw the former number one return to the court at a tournaments in abu dhabi but admits motherhood has been a whole new ball game have biggest distraction her tiniest offense. in the middle of the match looked over and i was like is a limp be ok because usually i always with her. so i don't know how i'm going to be able to manage that but maybe i'll just always look over in the middle for graham is a limp when she gets older she'll be able to actually come out to the mashers. last a french open champion not stepping cohen have pressed match since having a baby. she put up a good fight but didn't take many risks. this was a wonderful opportunity for me to kind of test to see where i am not only
physically but mentally it's like mentally like you have to get over that hump of like go for the shot you're going to be ok because it's a lot that goes on through a female's body if you have a baby's. serina volume's has not yet decided if she'll defend her title at the australian open this month what is known is that she wants to continue competing for more championships. much of the world has spent today recovering from last night's partying to welcoming the new year but not everyone is nursing a sore head those with get up and go just well got up and went to all sorts of healthy activities take a look. believe it or not this was london on new year's day with all the cheerleaders and marching bands it could just as well have been new york in fact many of the ten thousand participants were visiting from the united states.
across the north sea in the level and it was just as chilly but that didn't put people off their annual new year dip the water was warmer than last year they said unlike these young women they all believe a cold it keeps you healthy. there was more aquatic fun in rome as foreman dived off the cavour bridge into the river tali but it's a tradition that's been going for seventy years now. this is a tough thing to do if you make the smallest mistake you can hurt yourself and we don't want to hurt ourselves we want to go home and have a plate of spaghetti here. in berlin people are no less keen to get some exercise after the excesses of the night before nothing too stressful just a gentle six kilometers up and down the on today in london bull of old. but if you find all this activity too exhausting for new year's day vienna had the ideal antidote the annual concert given by the vienna philharmonic and the conductor
riccardo muti. and a reminder of the top stories we're following for you state t.v. in iran says at least twelve people have been killed in the ongoing anti-government protests and also reported protesters have tried to take over police stations and military bases the demonstrations began on thursday and have since spread to several cities. north korea's leader kim jong il. has delivered a new year's address saying all of the united states is within range of his country's nuclear missiles but he adopted a more conciliatory tone toward south korea think he believes talks between the two countries were possible. you're watching the news live from berlin more coming up at the top of the hour thanks for watching.
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